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Background Colors
It is possible to fill a part with a color. Just select the part and then choose a fill color or gradient from the Inspector. This works much better than drawing a background with the rectangle tool since you won't need to resize the rectangle when you change the size of the part.



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Dull Boy
FileMaker files were stored in clear text prior to FileMaker 7 so, if you opened a FileMaker file in a text editor, you could see the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" in the header repeated over and over. No, it's not a virus! My understanding is the developers just needed to take up some space in the header and that's what they came up with. Today, modern FileMaker files are stored in Unicode so I'm not sure if the phrase is still there.



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FileMaker blog sites the Philosophy of FileMaker recommends:
 
FileMaker Hacks My goal here is to explore what interests me, and what I’ve found particularly useful. Some postings are practical musings of a working developer, and others are more philosophical. In the long run, I hope to produce a resource that will help developers be more productive with FileMaker Pro.
Weetbicks Blog postings on all sorts of FileMaker topics from the wonderful folks at Digital Fusion.
FileMaker Security Discusses issues of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of FileMaker Pro databases.
FileMaker Forums One of the most popular FileMaker forums on the internet and also hosts dozens of blogs!
DB Services FileMaker tips, techniques, and news from DB Services team of FileMaker Developers. Includes many sample files and YouTube videos.
PCI In this blog we will cover a wide range of business and technical topics centered around the FileMaker Pro community and for those businesses who use or could benefit by the use of FileMaker Pro and their environments.
SeedCode We wanted a place where we could talk about some of the new things we're working on, post screen shots and code, and get some feedback from customers who want to be part of the development process.
Database Pros More FileMaker tips and tricks than any site on the internet!
Cirrus Logic A blog from Aaron Giard of Cirrus Logic. Aaron is a FileMaker certified developer with over 15 years of experience building data-driven applications and websites. Previously, he worked in the print industry for over 17 years as a graphic designer and prepress manager.
FileMaker Geek A blog by Brian Currell.
FileMaker Community A paid for forum but well worth the $99.00 a year. Very active!
Soliant Consulting Blog Welcome to Soliant's blog. We write on technology topics, software development, project management and more. We think you'll find some useful ideas in here, and we do our best to respond to questions. Enjoy.
Beezwax Blog A blog from the creators of Inspector!
Support Group Blog A blog from one of wise one's in the FileMaker industry, Rich Coulombre.
LuminFire Blog LuminFire is the solution to your information and business management needs so you can be more effective, productive and profitable. We collaborate with you to determine the best technology solutions for your business.